I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people try to use open relationships to fix things. I can tell you how many times I’ve seen it work though. That number is zero.
Open relationships are hard work. They require an unprecedented amount of trust in both your part and your relationship, communication, and willingness to deal with unpleasant emotions. Opening a relationship to solve problems is inherently flawed. Let’s think about it for a moment. You know that your relationship is already having trouble, from jealousy or any other problem, rather than try to work through the problem, you choose to open the relationship. What have you just done? Read more »